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Leftovers Hefe

Postby DaveGillespie » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:43

I've not been very pleased with the results of my Hefeweizens with a standard pale + wheat recipe and either WLP300 or WLP380. I also have a few bits and bobs to use up so it's time to try a different recipe & different yeast.

3kg Wheat Malt
1.5kg Munich
100g CaraMunich I
8g Warrior 14.1% @ 75 minutes

OG 1.050
Mangrove Jack Bavarian Wheat M20

If it doesnt yield the results I want it'll either get tipped or may have a hop tea & dry hop thrown at it to see how that comes out.
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Re: Leftovers Hefe

Postby robwalker » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:37

I've tried that yeast. It's bang on but not exciting - subtle balance of banana and clove. What are you after exactly?
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Re: Leftovers Hefe

Postby DaveGillespie » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:45

I'm not entirely sure - I just know I'm not getting it. There's a certain body and depth of flavour in commercial examples (I'm chiefly referencing Paulaner, Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner) that I am not even approaching with my current methods.

My favourite examples do seem to be of a more orange hue, hence why I'm trying with Munich rather than Pilsner. If I was coming anywhere close to what I'm looking for I'd do a step mash but I'm not convinced that is the entirety of the difference.
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Re: Leftovers Hefe

Postby jkp » Wed Nov 23, 2016 18:17

I'm not an expert on Hefe, but the advice I was given was to use 5-10% of a light crystal like CaraHell. It's supposed to add a bit of an orange colour and some body.

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Re: Leftovers Hefe

Postby pittsy » Wed Nov 23, 2016 21:42

A good weiss will have liquid yeast and a step mash , 60% plus wheat and don't use the English malt as it hasn't been grown for it .
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